S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
RPD48009 - Tom Call's
"Joe" FG-1D #90
|Scale and Price:
1/48 scale $13
1/32 scale $13
available online from Red Pegasus Decals
|Contents and Media:
||Each set contains one decal sheet
||Interesting and different
appearance for your Corsair kit; minimal modification required
for this subject; simple paint job; good instructions; includes
details on how to civilianise your kit; silk-screen production
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Red Pegasus Decals is based in the U.S. city of
Columbus, Ohio and specialises in producing decals for air racing
aircraft in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale.
Red Pegasus Decals RPD4848009 supplies full markings for the
Goodyear built Corsair flown by Tom Call in the 1946 Bendix Trophy
at Van Nuys in California.
If you are thinking of dipping a toe in the world of bright,
colourful air racers, this is a great sheet to start with as your
donor kit will require little modification to represent the racer
aircraft. All you need to do is remove the seat armour, leave off
the arrestor hook, the rocket launcher stubs, and fair over the gun
ports and ejection chutes and you are there. The paint job is simple
too in being overall gloss white with a black anti-glare panel. The
supplied markings will do the rest to complete the conversion.
Unlike other decals I have seen from Red Pegasus Decals, these are
silk screen printed. They are thin and have a moderate amount of
carrier film around each subject. Being mainly black markings
against the white of the airframe, I don't think you will have a
problem with opaqueness either.
The suggested kits are either the Tamiya one or the Hobbycraft ones
but I'd reckon you could also use the old but still nice Otaki
effort too. The advantage of the Otaki kit is that it is moulded
with raised flaps.
The decals are accompanied by an A-4 sized sheet that shows two
black and white pictures of the machine as well as information on
the history of the machine and the required kit modifications. The
placement guide and the decal sheet com packed in a clear plastic
Nice stuff from Red Pegasus Decals.